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I turned this pen out of spalted black heart sassafras. This wood has such a unique and pleasant smell to it. I could only lathe the pen to about 1/4 inch of the final dimensions because those black lines are actually voids in the wood. I ended up using sand paper to get it to the final dimensions. To finish the pen, i filled all the voids with CA glue, then applied the CA glue finish. I used a micromesh kit to polish the acrylic to 12,000 grit the buffed with an finishing cleaner/wax. I am very happy with the results of this pen

-- -Nickel Risk





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Monte Pittman

12978 posts in 925 days


#1 posted 605 days ago

Beautiful piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Surfside

3016 posts in 760 days


#2 posted 605 days ago

What a very delightful piece! Keep it up.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Fishinbo

11210 posts in 762 days


#3 posted 605 days ago

Timeless!

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